The Effects of Korean DASH Diet Education with Calcium/Vitamin D Supplements on Nutrient Intakes, Food Consumption, Bone Turnover Markers and Bone Mineral Density among Korean Elderly Women

한국형 DASH 식이 교육과 칼슘/비타민 D 보충 영양중재 프로그램이 노인여성의 영양소 섭취량 및 식품 섭취 빈도, 골표지자, 골밀도에 미치는 효과

  • Lee, Haeyoung (Department of Nursing.Research Institute for Basic Science, Hoseo University) ;
  • Choi-Kwon, Smi (College of Nursing.The Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul National University) ;
  • Choi, Seung-Hye (Department of Nursing Science, Suwon University)
  • 이해영 (호서대학교 간호학과.기초과학연구소) ;
  • 최스미 (서울대학교 간호학과.간호과학연구소) ;
  • 최승혜 (수원대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2014.12.19
  • Accepted : 2015.02.11
  • Published : 2015.02.28


Purpose: This study was aimed to investigate the effects of the nutritional intervention program including DASH diet education and calcium/vitamin D supplements in Korean elderly women. Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study employing non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The experimental group (n=26) was given DASH diet education and supplements (calcium 1200mg and vitamin 800 IU) while the control group (n=16) was given only general health consults. After the interventions, differences were analyzed in nutrient intake, bone turnover markers and bone mineral density between the two groups. Results: After one year, bone mineral density was found reduced in both groups, but showed higher levels (p=.003) in the experimental group than the control group. After research, nutrient intakes of participants improved generally, yet there was no significant difference between the two groups. The experimental group was divided into subgroups after interventions according to the level of calcium intake, and bone density and bone markers were compared between the subgroups. In a subgroup whose calcium intake was in the normal range, bone mineral density was significantly high (p=.002) while CTx and osteocalcin were significantly low (p=.003, p=.006, respectively). Conclusion: This study is significant in that it provided a nutritional intervention program for one year to elderly women who are susceptible to osteoporosis and severely low in dietary calcium intake and it proved to be effective.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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